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Box volumes plummet in Long Beach

During the first half of 2023, the Port of Long Beach handled 3,732,676 TEUs, translating to a 25.5% decrease over the same time the previous year.

Last month, dockworkers and terminal operators moved 597,076 TEUs, a 28.5% decline from June 2022, which is the port’s busiest June on record. Imports were 34% lower at 274,325 TEUs, while exports fell by 18% to 94,508 TEUs. At the dame time, the number of empty containers passing through the Californian port dropped by 25% to 228,243 TEUs.

“We are hopeful to obtain a greater percentile of market share,” stated Mario Cordero CEO of Port of Long Beach, adding, “We remain confident that our reliability, efficiency and unparalleled service will attract additional trade and economic activity to our Port.”

Source: Container News

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